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webwat
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  #118665 25-Mar-2008 23:17
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Fraktul: MDR might have some more modern equipment but the building is still crappy.

No MDR looks cool (if monolithic) with its big black windowless walls. Airedale St might be the horrible one you are thinking of, its the ugly one up the road. Its also my view from my back door :(

Perhaps some of you guys have forgotten that copper wires are still the most efficient technology for lots of networks, especially since most buildings dont have an existing fibre link outside the CBD, or the building's bodycorp cant agree on letting equipment be installed by some ISP etc.

I couldnt see any telecom Alcatel DSLAMs there, i forgot what their grey cabinets look like but I think they have ventilated doors. Essentially the same as the Orcon DSLAM inside and a bit dated already. Notice the short cables linking the filter cards to the voice cards and ADSL cards... The Huawei installed by ihug is the bulkiest on the market, but they werent designed for small providers who have to rent 2 colocation bays to fit a single cabinet. Actually they dont have to rent the space, I wonder if its more economic to install a cabinet outside the exchange?




Qualified in business, certified in fibre, stuck in copper, have to keep going  ^_^

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  #118683 26-Mar-2008 01:48
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webwat:
I couldnt see any telecom Alcatel DSLAMs there, i forgot what their grey cabinets look like but I think they have ventilated doors.


Photos 7 & 8 - where photo 1 is the exterior shot of the building.  They're the shallow cabinets with Telecom on the top and a thin orange stripe.

 
 
 
 


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  #118706 26-Mar-2008 09:12
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yeah....certainly can't see Alcatel winning any design awards (I think even the old Nokia DSLAMs looked better).  Now the Junipers.....ooooooo......shiny blue lights!

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  #121049 4-Apr-2008 13:13
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I wonder what the wellington one looks like on stout street, seeing as it looks 7 stories tall with no windows...

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  #121066 4-Apr-2008 14:00
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webwat:
Fraktul: MDR might have some more modern equipment but the building is still crappy.

No MDR looks cool (if monolithic) with its big black windowless walls. Airedale St might be the horrible one you are thinking of, its the ugly one up the road. Its also my view from my back door :(



Heh yeah wrong way round, always get the two confused.

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  #121105 4-Apr-2008 15:40
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Tuikapo: I wonder what the wellington one looks like on stout street, seeing as it looks 7 stories tall with no windows...


its probably change alot since I last visited - but from what I remember the ground floor is made up of two backup generators. Each 1 is about the size of the truck and capable of powering wgtn CBD on its own. Above that is the old neax kit. I'm presuming the DSLAMs, junipers, etc - are located above that again. Towards the top of the building (5,6th floor) is the hosted equipment (belonging to corporates, other carriers, etc). No beauty prizes for either the interior or exterior.....

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